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Video: Chinese school principal pulls back girl as she tries to commit suicide

A school principal has rescued a student who was preparing to jump from a 17-storey building.

world Updated: Sep 13, 2017 14:18 IST
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A schoolgirl was rescued in China as she tried to commit suicide.
A schoolgirl was rescued in China as she tried to commit suicide.(YouTube/People’s Daily, China)

A school principal in China’s Guizhou province stopped a student from jumping off a 17-storey building as she stood at the edge of the roof, a video showed.

The girl earlier told firefighters to back off as they responded to an emergency call.

Shanghaiist reported that the girl was “severely depressed”.

In a similar incident in Taiwan recently, a schoolgirl jumped to her death before police officials could rescue her.

High suicide rates among the youth in China are blamed on pressure to perform well at school in a country where the education system places great emphasis on grades.